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JOSEPH L. HALL, of the firm of Hall, Barns & Co., was born in Ohio December 31, 1844, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Quimby) Hall, natives of New York State. The family came to this county in 1850,, locating on a farm in Liberty Township, where the father died. Two years later the mother married William Conwell, and removed to La Porte County, and thence to Southwestern Illinois, where they passed the remainder of their lives. . At the age of thirteen, Joseph L. Hall was compelled to take care of himself, and when seventeen, enlisted in Company D, Twelfth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered into service at Indianapolis, in June, 1862, and his first fight was at Richmond, Ky., where he was taken prisoner, but soon after receiv6d a parole, and rejoined his company at Indianapolis. His next engagement was at Vicksburg; then followed Jackson, Missionary Rid-,e. Resaca, Dallas, New Hope, Kenesaw Mountain, Nickajack Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Savannah, Columbus and Raleigh. He received his discharge in June, 1865, when he returned to this county and engaged in farming on rented land. He was married, October 9, 1866, to Miss Nancy Price, a native of White County, and born in October, 1843. To this union were born six children, two now living-John T. and Aaron J. In the fall of 1880, Mr. Hall moved to Yeoman, Carroll County, and engaged in merchandising ten months ; then moved his stock to Idaville, where he did business on his own account until September, 1882, when he sold two-thirds of his interest, and formed his present co-partnership. Mr. H. is a member of the I.O.O.F., and is a Democrat.

Family Submitted Biography & Obituaries:

Submitted by Doug Hall, great grandson of Joseph L. Hall


The Monticello Herald, Monticello, Indiana, March 21, 1901
Joseph L. Hall was born in Shelby county, Ohio, December 31, 1844 and died in Liberty township, White County, Indiana, Sunday, March 17, 1901. He enlisted July 4, 1862 in Captain Bowmanís company, Leaving home in the latter part of August he with his company was assigned to the 12th Ind. Inft., which regiment with other Indiana raw regiments had answered President Lincolnís call for 300.000 men, were ordered to Kentucky. There with about 6,000 troops under Gens. Nelson and Manson met Kirby Smith on August 30th at Richmond with 30,000 disciplined confederate troops in his command. A severe engagement followed and one-fourth of Capt. Bowmanís company were killed and wounded within two weeks of their departure from home. Comrade Hall was in twenty or more engagements with his regiment. He was present for duty all the time that they journeyed to Vicksburg and Jackson then back to Memphis, from there to Missionary Ridge, to Knoxville and on Shermanís famous March from Atlanta to the Sea, thence through the Carolinas to Washington, then home to Indianapolis in June 1865, having marched 60,000 miles, serving all the time under Gens. Grant and Sherman. He was discharged in June, 1865 with the record of having been a good solder. He returned to this county and started to farming on rented land. He was married in October 9, 1866 to Miss Nancy Price and to them were born six children. He is best know from his profession of auctioneering which he followed for years. His death summons came very suddenly as he was in town Saturday seemingly in good health and died before midnight Sunday from heart disease. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Pious church, conducted by Rev. Wm. McCorkle of Idaville and interment was made in the Leazenby cemetery.


Monticello Times, February 2, 1882, Idaville News
Died, at his home in Idaville, about 9 o'clock, very suddenly of heart disease, Aaron Price, Sr., in the 69th year of age. He was in the enjoyment of usual health to the very hour of his death. He had retired with no intimation of anything wrong, and his wife hearing a moan shortly after, spoke to him and receiving no answer, on attempting to rouse him, found he was dying and before assistance could be called he was dead. His funeral took place from the Dunkard church at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, Rev. Doolittle preaching the sermon. Mr. Price was born in Clark county, Ohio, in August, 1813. In 1826 he moved with his parents to Carroll county, Ind., locating near Rockfield, and in 1845 he removed to White county, when there were only six settlers in Jackson township, and opened a farm about two miles northeast of Idaville, where he resided until about four years ago, when he and his wife retired from the farm to town. he was married June 2, 1835 to Mary Hancock, by whom he had seven children, and he lived to see them all married and comfortably settled. He united with the Christian church when he was eighteen years old and lived an orderly life. Thus has passed away another well known citizen - another "Old Settler" must be dropped from the rapidly failing roll - on who was strictly and original pioneer of this region.



Joseph L. Hallís father, was William B. Hall, born in New York State about 1812.  He died in White county, Indiana in June 1849.  He married Elizabeth Quimby, June 28, 1838 in Washington County, Ohio.  William B. and Elizabeth Hall had four sons born in Ohio:  John R. 1839, Daniel 1841, James W. 1842 and Joseph L. 1844.  William Benjamin Hall was born in January 1850, in Indiana, after his fatherís death. Elizabeth Quimby may have been the daughter of Solomon Quimby who migrated to Washington County, Ohio from Sullivan County, New York. Elizabeth Quimby Hall married William Conwell in 1850 after the death of William Hall.


My current hypothesis is that my great great grandfather William B. Hall is the same William B. Hall, born in Sullivan County, and listed in a number of genealogies on the Rootsweb Worldconnect site, example: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:816555&id=I38589087

and on Family Search site.


The William B. Hall in Sullivan County was born March 12, 1813 at Neversink, the 13th child of John Hall and his second wife Lucinda Witherell.  John Hall is listed, in some places, as being buried at Mutton Hill and in other places at Thunder Hill in Sullivan County.


The list below, from the Worldconnect site, lists the children of John Hall and Mary Converse / Lucinda Witherell, including William B. Hall and Elizabeth M. Hall


Name: John HALL

Birth: 11 Jan 1766 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut

Death: 1 Feb 1838 in, Sullivan, New York

Burial: Thunder Hill, Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Note: Burial at Thunder Hill Cemetery confirmed, However the headstone was reported to be removed by a member of the family in recent years.
Father: David HALL b: Abt. 1739 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut
Mother: Hannah DAVIS b: 17 May 1738 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut

Marriage 1 Mary CONVERSE b: 23 Jun 1768 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut

Married: Abt 1788 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut


Mehetable HALL b: 15 Jan 1789 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut

Sally HALL b: 5 Oct 1790 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

UNKNOWN HALL b: 14 Apr 1792 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

David HALL b: 18 Nov 1793 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Bradley HALL b: 20 Nov 1794 in Neversink, Sullivan County, NY

John CONVERSE HALL b: 18 Mar 1797 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Marriage 2 Lucinda WITHERELL b: 11 Dec 1774 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Married: Mar 1797/1798


Mary HALL b: 21 Oct 1798 in, Sullivan, New York

Ama (Amy) HALL b: 23 Sep 1799 in, Sullivan, New York

Witherell James (TWIN) HALL b: 20 Jul 1800 in, Sullivan, New York

Lucinda (TWIN) HALL b: 20 Jul 1800 in, Sullivan, New York

James Witherell HALL b: 20 Sep 1801 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Lucinda HALL b: 25 Sep 1802 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Elizabeth M. HALL b: 5 Mar 1804 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Elijah HALL b: 11 Jan 1805 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Hannah HALL b: 26 Sep 1806 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Lois B. HALL b: 10 Dec 1807 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Alvan HALL b: 10 Aug 1809 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Hannah P. HALL b: 13 May 1811 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

William B. HALL b: 12 Mar 1813 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Lourane HALL b: 9 Mar 1814 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Charlotte HALL b: 27 Jan 1816 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York

George Washington HALL b: 14 Jul 1818 in Neversink, Sullivan, New York


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